“I am sixteen and have already lost my virginity. I truly regret that my first time was with a guy that I didn’t care
that much about. Since that first night he expects sex on every date. When I don’t feel like it, we end up in an
argument. I don’t think this guy is in love with me, and I know deep down that I am not in love with him either.
This makes me feel cheap. I realize now that this is a very big step in a girl’s life. After you have done it, things are
never the same. It changes everything.” Since then I have been involved with other guys and I have learnt a few of
lessons. Here are a some:
1. Many teenage girls sleep with guys because they are trying to find love, to find self-worth. But the catch is that
the more guys they sleep with, the less self-worth they had.
2. Many girls think that if they really care about guys, sex will bring them closer together. Indeed, sex creates a
bond. However, 80 percent of the time, the physical intimacy of first sexual relationship won’t last more than
3. Couples who want what is best for their relationship or future marriage will have the patience to wait.
4. Most of the time, when a girl gives away her virginity, she assumes the relationship will last forever.But study of more than 10,000 women shows that when a girl loses her virginity at that age at 14, she’ll probably have about
thirteen more lifetime sexual partners.
5. Teen sex frequently causes tension within families because of the dishonesty that usually accompanies the
hidden intimacies. Relationships with friends are often strained, and when things turn sour, the gossip and social
problems often become unbearable.
6. Everyone talks about how hard it is to say no to sex, but no one tells you how hard it is when you say yes.
7. It is dangerous for a teenage girl to be sexually active. Because a teenage girl’s reproductive system is still
immature, she is very susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases
8. In fact, early sexual activity is the number one risk factor for cervical cancer, and the second is multiple
sexual partners. A girl’s body, like her heart, is not designed to handle multiple sexual partners.
9.While a girl might plan on sleeping with only one guy, she could be exposing herself to the STDs of hundreds of
people through a single act of intercourse. Here’s how: Scientists studied the sexual activity of a public high school of about one thousand students. About half (573) of the students had been sexually active, and most of them had only been with one partner. However, when the scientists tracked the web of sexual activity among the students, it was discovered that more than half of the sexually active teens—without knowing it—were linked
together in a network of 288 partners within the school! So if a girl slept with a guy from this school, theoretically she could be in bed with one-fourth of the entire student body.
10.The emotional side effects of premarital sex are also damaging to a young woman. One of the most common
consequences of teenage sexual activity is depression. Girls who are sexually active are more than three times
as likely to be depressed as girls who are abstinent. In fact, the condition has become so predictable that the
American Journal of Preventive Medicine recommends to doctors: “[Girls who are engaging in] sexual intercourse
should be screened for depression, and provided with anticipatory guidance about the mental health risks of
these behaviors.”Even if a girl experiments with sex once, research shows an increased risk of depression. Also, consider the fact that the rate of suicide attempts for sexually active girls (aged twelve to sixteen) is six times higher than the rate for virgins.
11. Unfortunately, many young women search for meaning only in relationships with guys, instead of with God. It is not uncommon for a girl to have sex in order to make a guy like her more or to encourage him to stay with her. She may compromise her standards because she is
afraid of never being loved. Once he leaves her, though, an emotional divorce takes place. A person’s heart is not
made to be that close to a person and then separated.
12. Since teenage sexual relationships rarely last, the girl’s sense of self-worth is often damaged. She may conclude that if she looked better, he would have stayed longer. This mentality can lead to harmful practices, such as eating disorders. Or the disappointment she feels may drive her into a state of self-hatred. Some young women even begin to hurt their own bodies in an attempt to numb the emotional pain. Such practices never solve the problems, though. If she wants to be loved, she needs to begin by loving herself.
13. In her heart, a girl who has been used knows it. However, she may immediately jump into another sexual
relationship to escape the hurt. If she tries to boost her self-esteem by giving guys what they want, then her self-
worth often ends up depending upon those kinds of relationships. Her development as a woman is stunted because without chastity she does not know how to
express affection, appreciation, or attraction for a guy without implying something sexual. She may even conclude that a guy does not love her unless he makes sexual advances toward her. She knows that sex exists without intimacy, but she may forget that intimacy can
exist without sex. A girl on this track usually feels accepted initially, but that acceptance lasts only as long
as the physical pleasure.
14. Such a lifestyle will also take its toll on her ability to bond. Here’s why: Sharing the gift of sex is like putting a piece of tape on another person’s arm. The first bond is strong, and it hurts to remove it. Shift the tape to another
person’s arm, and the bond will still work, but it will be easier to remove. Each time this is done, part of each
person remains with the tape. Soon it is easy to remove because the residue from the various arms interferes with
the tape’s ability to stick.
15. The same is true in relationships, because neurologists have discovered that previous sexual experiences can interfere with one’s ability to bond with future partners. This does not mean that if a person is not a virgin on the wedding night, he or she will be unable to bond with a spouse. It simply means that when we follow God’s plan, we have the most abundant life possible. But
when we turn from his designs and break his commandments, often we are the ones who feel broken afterward.
16 Spiritual. Sin cuts us off from God, and this is the most serious consequence of premarital sex. After going too
far, many of us know all too well the cloud of guilt that weighs on our hearts. The solution is not to kill our
conscience but to follow it to freedom. It is calling us, not condemning us. Provided we repent, God will be there to
welcome us home and let us start over.
What this all means is that our bodies, our hearts, our relationships, and our souls are not made for premarital
sex. We should wait to have sex.